Winter

Articles relating to our range of winter experiences or to wintertime generally.

How to Drive a Dogsled

How to Drive a Dogsled.

All our dog sledding tours in Sweden, Norway and Finland are based on adult participants driving their own dogsled with team of huskies. It’s quite common to be a little unsure when you begin, but you’ll soon gain confidence. After a few days on the trail, you will be well on the way to becoming

Ice Safety – How to Stay Safe on Lake and Sea Ice

Ice Safety - How to Stay Safe on Lake and Sea Ice.

Sofia from the Nature Travels team, who is from the Stockholm Archipelago in Sweden, gives some tips on staying safe on lake and sea ice: Here in England we still have warm temperatures during the days, but at night the colder temperatures are rolling in. It’s now time to start planning your winter adventure! One

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest

Hugging Huskies in the Taiga Forest.

In May 2015, Bob from the Nature Travels team travelled to the provinces of North Karelia and Kainuu in Eastern Finland to visit our new experiences in the area. In the article below, Bob visits the kennels which are the setting for our Private Dogsled Tours for Two in the Taiga Forest in wintertime and

A Week of Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland

A Week of Dog Sledding in Swedish Lapland.

Niki from the Nature Travels team spends a week dog sledding in northern Sweden on our Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland experience. I was lucky enough to join one of our Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland tours this March. I had previously visited Kiruna in the autumn so was excited to visit again

Packing Light for a Hand Luggage Only Winter Adventure

Travelling hand luggage only for a winter adventure.

Bob from Nature Travels gives some thoughts on lightening the load for your next winter trip: Over the last few years, I’ve tried to reduce the amount I bring with me when travelling, especially in winter. If you’re thinking of going on a winter adventure with us, such as one of our dogsled tours, and

Winter Holiday Ideas for Solo Travellers

Winter holiday ideas for solo travellers.

Travelling as a Solo Traveller is becoming increasingly popular and we know why – you get to meet interesting, new people and it’s a great confidence boost to achieve something independently. But if you’re not used to travelling by yourself you may be worried that it might be lonely at times. Joining an active outdoor

What’s the Difference Between Cross Country Skiing and Ski Touring Equipment?

What's the difference between cross country skiing and ski touring equipment?

We love the snow at Nature Travels and, in addition to our wide range of dogsled tours, we offer many options for cross country skiing and ski touring. As an ecotourism company, we don’t offer any skiing that relies on lift networks, but do have many options for hut-to-hut touring, cross country skiing and backcountry

Ice Skating in Sweden – Ice Ice Baby!

Ice Skating in Sweden.

In February 2017, Sofia from the Nature Travels team joined our Ice Skating on Natural Ice experience in Sweden. In the middle of February I joined one of our Ice Skating on Natural Ice tours in Sweden. It was a great long weekend from arriving on the Thursday and departing on the Sunday, managing to

Guide to Finding Your Ideal Dogsled Tour

Guide to finding your ideal dogsled tour.

Dog sledding is a wonderful adventure and at Nature Travels we have a wide variety, from easier tours for the family to challenging adventures in the mountains. Each of our tours offer something different and it’s important that you choose the right tour for you! No previous sledding experience is required for any of our

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